Fevers and Mirrors is the third album by the Nebraskan indie folk band Bright Eyes, recorded in 1999 and released on May 29, 2000. It was the 32nd release of the Omaha, Nebraska-based record label Saddle Creek Records. The album begins with a recording of a little boy reading Mitchell Is Moving, a book by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. "An Attempt to Tip the Scales" includes what is ostensibly an interview with the band's frontman, Conor Oberst. However, Oberst has admitted that the interview was something of a joke, intended to poke fun at the dark tone of the album. Conor's voice is impersonated in the interview by Todd Fink of The Faint and Commander Venus. The man interviewing is Matt Silcock, a former member of Lullaby for the Working Class. This album was included in Bright Eyes' Vinyl Box Set. The LP is currently out of print. Rating Pitchfork Media (5.4/10) NME (7/10) Allmusic 4.5/5 stars The music online magazine Pitchfork Media placed Fevers and Mirrors at number 170 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s. Track listing 1. "A Spindle, a Darkness, a Fever, and a Necklace" – 6:28 * Conor Oberst - Guitar, Vocals, Sample * Mike Mogis - Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, Piano * Tim Kasher - Accordion 2. "A Scale, a Mirror and Those Indifferent Clocks" – 2:44 * Conor Oberst - Organs, Vocals * Mike Mogis - E Bow Pedal Steel, Electronics * Jiha Lee - Flute * Andy LeMaster - Bass * A.J. Mogis - Piano * Clint Schnase - Drum Set 3. "The Calendar Hung Itself..." – 3:55 * Conor Oberst - Vocals * Mike Mogis - Tongue Drum, Guiro * Todd Baechle - Keyboards * Joe Knapp - Drumset, Percussion * Andy LeMaster - Guitars, Percussion * Matt Maginn - Bass 4. "Something Vague" – 3:33 * Conor Oberst - Guitar, Vocals * Mike Mogis - Electric Guitar, Lap Dulcimer * Tim Kasher - Accordion * Joe Knapp - Drum Set * Jiha Lee - Flute * Matt Maginn - Bass 5. "The Movement of a Hand" – 4:02 * Conor Oberst - Rhodes Piano, Vocals, Keyboards * Mike Mogis - Hammer Dulcimer * Jiha Lee - Vocals * Andy LeMaster - Mellotron, Bass * Clint Schnase - Drum Set 6. "Arienette" – 3:45 * Conor Oberst - Guitar, Piano, Vocals * Mike Mogis - Pedal Steel, Tambourine * Tim Kasher - Accordion * Joe Knapp - Drum Set * Andy LeMaster - Mellotron, Percussion * Matt Maginn - Bass 7. "When the Curious Girl Realizes She Is Under Glass" – 2:40 * Conor Oberst - Piano, Vocals * Mike Mogis - Atmosphere 8. "Haligh, Haligh, a Lie, Haligh" – 4:43 * Conor Oberst - Guitar, Vocals * Mike Mogis - Pedal Steel, Vibraphone, Tambourine * Joe Knapp - Drum Set, Vocals * Matt Maginn - Bass 9. "The Center of the World" – 4:43 * Conor Oberst - Tremolo Guitar, Vocals * Mike Mogis - Acoustic Guitar Intro, Organ, Electric Guitar, Electronics * Joe Knapp - Drum Set * Andy LeMaster - Electric Guitar, Vocals * Matt Maginn - Bass * A.J. Mogis - Rhodes Piano 10. "Sunrise, Sunset" – 4:32 * Conor Oberst - Guitars, Vocals * Mike Mogis - Mandolin, Keyboards * Jiha Lee - Flute * Andy LeMaster - Bass, Vocals * Clint Schnase - Drums 11. "An Attempt to Tip the Scales" – 8:29 * Conor Oberst - Guitar, Percussion, Vocals * Mike Mogis - Samples, Percussion * Andy LeMaster - Keyboard, Vocals, Percussion 12. "A Song to Pass the Time" – 5:30 * Conor Oberst - Guitar, Vocals, Keyboard, Toy Piano Japanese version 1. "A Spindle, a Darkness, a Fever, and a Necklace" – 6:28 2. "A Scale, a Mirror, and Those Indifferent Clocks" – 2:44 3. "The Calendar Hung Itself..." – 3:55 4. "Something Vague" – 3:33 5. "The Joy in Discovery" – 2:44 6. "The Movement of a Hand" – 4:02 7. "Arienette – 3:45 8. "When the Curious Girl Realizes She Is Under Glass" – 2:40 9. "Jetsabel Removes the Undesirables" – 6:09 10. "Haligh, Haligh, a Lie, Haligh" – 4:43 11. "The Center of the World" – 4:43 12. "Sunrise, Sunset" – 4:32 13. "An Attempt to Tip the Scales" – 8:29 14. "A Song to Pass the Time" – 5:30 Personnel * Conor Oberst – vocals, guitars, pianos, organs, keyboards, percussion, samples * Mike Mogis – guitars, mandolin, pedal steel, dulcimer, piano, organ, keyboards, percussion, samples * Todd Baechle – keyboards * Tim Kasher – accordion * Joe Knapp – vocals, drums, percussion * Jiha Lee – vocals, flute * Andy LeMaster – vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, percussion * Matt Maginn – bass * A.J. Mogis – pianos * Clint Schnase – drums Read more on Last.fm.
Digital Ash in a Digital Urn was released simultaneously with I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning in 2005. This album is more electronic than I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning. Read more on Last.fm.
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning is one of two Bright Eyes albums (along with Digital Ash in a Digital Urn) released on January 25, 2005, by Saddle Creek Records. Read more on Last.fm.
Cassadaga is the seventh studio album by Bright Eyes, released on April 10, 2007. Around 25 to 30 songs were recorded in 2006, with 13 of these appearing on the final track list. The album is named after the town of Cassadaga, Florida, a community of mediums and followers of spiritualism. Z Berg of the Like, Sherri DuPree and Stacy DuPree of Eisley as well as solo artist Rachael Yamagata all appear on this album. The first single, "Four Winds" was released on March 6, 2007, from the Four Winds EP with five B-sides not on Cassadaga. Cassadaga debuted at number four on the U.S Billboard 200, selling about 58,000 copies in its first week. The album is the 103rd release of Saddle Creek Records. This album was #12 on Rolling Stone's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2007. Johnny Depp named Cassadaga one of his "favorite things" of 2007. The first single from the album, "Four Winds" can be heard in the background briefly during the party scene in the 2008 film Cloverfield. Cover The CD and LP versions of the album come with a "Spectral Decoder" which allows users to see the true cover art on the album. One particular segment of text located on the back of the case includes a phrase in Russian; "тяните другую кровавую ванну" meaning "draw another bloody bath", a reference to the first track's lyrics. Another hidden phrase is in Greek; "παρελθόν παρουσιάζω μέλλον" meaning "the past presents the future", which is also the title of an album by Her Space Holiday, with whom Bright Eyes released a split single. Hidden phrases in English: * "Dog faced apologists pleasing themselves on the burning sand" * "These myths are sacred and profane!" * "Rocks beneath the water" (Which is what "Cassadaga" means in the Seneca language.) * "Citrus slaves throwing dice in the dirt, amusement" * "We love you, Breezy, and we miss you!!!" (One can only assume that this is a dedication to Sabrina Duim - see below.) * "Swollen saints bathing in a backwards river under a sliver of a moon" * "Mighty Saturn enters your eighth house" Hidden phrases in French: * "Est-ce minuit ou midi?" ("Is it midnight or noon?") Hidden phrases in Portuguese: * "Virgens doentes de sol ficando frescas no túmulo do faraó" ("Virgins sick from the sun staying fresh in the grave of Pharaoh") * "Plantas de pirâmedes cheio de cores tatuado na barriga de uma puta" ("Pyramide blueprints, full of colours, tattooed in the belly of a whore") "For Sabrina" is written on the inside of the CD case in memory of Sabrina Duim, a harpist and Stanford University undergraduate who toured with Bright Eyes and died in January 2007. On the back of the UK standard edition, "If the Brakeman Turns My Way" is misprinted as "If the Breakman Turns My Way". This UK standard edition was modified by designers at Polydor/Universal from the U.S. release (digipak, equivalent to the UK deluxe version). On February 10, 2008, Cassadaga won a Grammy award for Best Recording Package. Read more on Last.fm.